In the studio shot taken a few weeks back by VIK NYC
RIME,”Ride In, Thug Out”, Acrylic and oil streak on canvas, H: 40″ x W: 36″, 2015
ONE OF SEVERAL PAINTINGS FROM CURRENTLY ON VIEW FROM “CONCLUSIONS” AT JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY
50 Characters in a row-
This year in Miami the goal was to find a long enough wall to try a new concept, treating bunched characters like a repeated series of throw ups. I wanted to create something that had a similar feel to what writers of the 70’s & 80’s would paint end to end across subway cars.
The hope was to paint something that grabbed attention for a few seconds while riding by. The longer the wall, the better. With this in mind, I sketched up the idea using the characters eyes as a constant repeating form. Not knowing how long the wall I would end up painting would be, I showed up with only 12 characters and a “YO” throw up sketched…
I am happy with the finished result. Some parts are lacking balance, some have funny errors, but it’s a good attempt at something I will try again. This wall looks best in person, or while driving 45mph down NE Miami Ave…
A video of the whole Miami trip will be released in the next few weeks via: TheSeventhLetter.com